The last of a dying breed.
Ok. So I'm riding the train home from the mall today around noon. I'm sitting at the back listening to my iPod when these two dudes come up to me. One was a weird looking black dude and his friend was, what looked to be, a white nerd.
They come up to me, and this is how the conversation goes
White guy: Hey, mannn
Black guy: You like rap?
Me: Uhhh, yeah?
Black guy: Alright, man. You need to check out our mixtape. It's only $1. We're the "Dream Team"
So now I'm interested to see what these clowns are made of. I give them $1 and take the Memorex CD and drop it in my bag.
When I get home I put the CD in my computer and see there is only one 3-minute track. I rip the song onto my computer and play it.
All of the sudden I'm taken over by annoying synthesizers and badly placed drum beats.
"This sounds familiar"
And I hear those haunting words......."We're no strangers to love, you know the rules and so do I.."
I realized I just PAID to be Rick Rolled.
British inventor Kane Kramer developed the original iPod at the age of 23 in 1979, his prototype was capable of playing 3.5 minutes of music stored on a chip, a limitation he believed would change as storage capacity increased. Unable to raise enough funding, he let the patent expire in 1998. Even Apple admits to the iPod’s origin; Kramer helped defend them in a patent lawsuit filed by Burst and to this date was only compensated for his time in the court case.…I was up a ladder painting when I got the call from a lady with an American accent from Apple saying she was the head of legal affairs and that they wanted to acknowledge the work that I had done.
‘I must admit that at first I thought it was a wind-up by friends. But we spoke for some time, with me still up this ladder slightly bewildered by it all, and she said Apple would like me to come to California to talk to them.